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“AN ADVENTURE THAT CHALLENGED ME, LEFT ME WITH FANTASTIC FRIENDS AND LET ME SEE AMAZING THINGS.”

Turku (FI) - Klaipeda (LT)

22 July - 31 July 2017

9 days, Morgenster

From € 595,-

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25 : € 595,-
25+: € 770,-

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Morgenster:
Turku (FI) - Klaipeda (LT)

22 July - 31 July 2017

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International exchange during Tall Ships Race 2 – Youthvoyage age 15-25 years! The second race will lead us from Finland, aross the Baltic Sea to the city port of Klaipeda, Lithuania. Besides sail training, you also will join an intercultural program with games and each day another national dinner. Make new international friends, learn how to handle the ship, and stand watch together with your fellow trainees and the crew. The city of Klaipeda welcomes the participants of the race and general public to experience various recreational activities and diverse cultural program during their stay here. You will join the crewparade and crewparty with the crew of all the ships which will participate. It promises to be an exhilarating journey! Open for Windseekers from all around the world age 15-25 years. Contact Windseeker how you can apply for extra funding if you have not joined the Tall Ships Races before: info@windseeker.org

Programme Outline

The Tall Ships Races is the biggest annual sailing race of the year – and it’s been happening for over 6 decades now! The 2017 edition will be the 61st event and is scheduled to take place on the Baltic Sea, in 5 ports in 4 different countries. Join Race 2 from Finland to Lithuania for some amazing views and exciting sailing race. Ships from different countries are scheduled to take part, making it a truly multicultural event and a great place to make sailor friends from all over the world!

As a Windseeker Trainee on board the Morgenster you will be a part of the crew, meaning you will have the chance to join many on-board activities. You will join your peers on watches day and night, and take active part in the life on the ship. You’ll be hoisting sails, steering the ship, practicing seamanship skills and learning the art of navigation, guided by the professional crew. And you will sail to win the race!

Ports

Turku is a Finnish city dating back to the XIII century. Join in the ships' spectacular route through the Turku Archipelago before being brought right into the middle of the city on the banks of the Aura River. Walk the cobblestone streets, visit the medieval castle, Forum Marinum maritime centre, or one of many art museums. Take a stroll down the river bank to find your favourite little restaurant or cafe.

Klaipéda is a city in Lithuania on the Baltic Sea coast. The city has many maritime traditions – it even hosts its own Sea Festival in July! – and its architecture bears influences from several different cultures (French, German, Swedish). Take a walk down the Friedricho pasažas, visit the reconstructed Meridianas ship, find the quirky Golden Mouse sculpture and visit the Clock Museum.

  • Turku (FI)

  • Klaipéda (LT)

Key points

  • Dates: 22 July 2017 - 31 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Participating countries: open for all nationalities all around the world
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 35
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • Ang (25) Malaysia

    "I conquered the fear of climbing up high."

  • Phillip (24) France

    "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

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